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£12.8m grant for derelict mill

The world's first iron-framed building has won a £12.8 million lottery grant for redevelopment. The Flax Mill Maltings in Shrewsbury, which has been derelict for 30 years, will be restored and turned into a visitor attraction.

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Former mill to receive nearly £13 million for restoration

Flax Mill Saltings in Shrewsbury is to receive nearly £13 million Credit: English Heritage/ PA Wire

A former mill site in Shropshire is to receive nearly £13 million for restoration work.

Flax Mill Saltings in Shrewsbury includes the world's first iron-framed building, which is the basis of the modern skyscraper.

The site is made up of 18th and 19th century industrial buildings, including seven listed buildings.

From 2016, it will be open to the public.

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